Situated on a hilltop overlooking the azure Ionian Sea, the young vines of Iri’s Vineyard signal the continuation of Gentilini into the next generation. The grapes are hand-picked and gently crushed in a traditional basket press. The wine is fruity, dry and unoaked, with aromas of sour cherry and wild mint, expressing the pure varietal qualities of the Mavrodaphne of Kefalonia variety.
|TYPE||Dry Red Wine – PGI Slopes of Aenos|
|VARIETIES||100% Mavrodaphne of Kefalonia
The high quality, low yielding Tsigello clone of Mavrodaphne on Kefalonia is a rare cousin of the better known Renio clone of Mavrodaphne of Patras (which is vinified as a sweet wine), giving dry, complex, elegant wines.
|GRAPE ORIGIN||The single parcel of Iri’s Vineyard is located within our estate near the village of Minies on the island of Kefalonia. It sits at 60m on the crest of a hill and has a rocky, limestone terroir with yields of 3,000 kg/ha.|
|VINIFICATION||Fermented in open vats. Pressed using a traditional manual basket press and allowed to sit on its lees for 5 months to develop complexity. Not fined or filtered to avoid any stripping of flavors.|
|PRODUCTION||Limited to 4,000 bottles.|
|TASTING NOTES||Ruby red tinged with violet with aromas of sour cherry spiced with hints of licorice and wild mint. In the mouth it is rich and fruity with soft, round tannins.|
|FOOD PAIRING||Excellent with lamb, grilled meat and cheese.|
|AGING POTENTIAL||3-5 years|
|ANALYSIS||Alcohol: 13% Alc by Vol
Total Acidity: 6.2g/l tartaric acid
Residual Sugar: 4.8g/l
|LABEL||This whimsical label, which stands apart from all our other bottles, reflects all the freshness and joy of youth and hope for the future.|